Publication details [#6547]

Martin, J.R. 1981. How many speech acts? UEA (University of East Anglia) Papers in Linguistics 14-15 : 52–77.
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Article in journal
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Language as a subject


M. proposes a basic set of 17 speech acts for English, motivated in terms of those interpersonal structures and closed system items which English depends on to form adjacency pairs.